It gave Michael an awesome excuse to get up close with some airplanes and even peek into the inside wiring. For example, this is a glimpse inside the landing gear well of a plane. I was at once impressed and also terrified. I was reassured that one small error in wiring would NOT result in total aviation failure.
Michael even got to sit in the cockpit of a 737-800!
We had a great time and didn't break anything, so...win!